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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Construction Laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,090
25th Percentile Wage
$31,230
50th Percentile Wage
$38,910
75th Percentile Wage
$55,510
90th Percentile Wage
$66,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $23,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction laborers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,910
1.34% 4.73%
2016
$38,390
1.04% -
2015
$37,990
-2.37% -
2014
$38,890
4.63% -
2013
$37,090
0.05% -
2012
$37,070
- -

Table 3. Compare Construction Laborers Salary in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $38,910, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is the second highest paying city for construction laborers in state of Pennsylvania, following the highest paying city Newark-Union (median annual salary of $54,610). Compared with Newark-Union, the median annual salary of construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 28.7 percent (28.7%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$54,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$38,910
Pittsburgh
$38,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$37,660
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$37,650
York-Hanover
$37,320
Williamsport
$36,560
Lancaster
$36,140
Philadelphia
$36,000
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$35,950
Reading
$35,530
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$35,030
Erie
$32,800
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$32,490
Lebanon
$31,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,110
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,890
State College
$29,550
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,840
Altoona
$28,590
Johnstown
$27,410



See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania.